Carlsbadistan’s City Council last night (October 8, 2013) approved an “urgency ordinance” banning the sales of dogs and cats at retail pet stores, according to a story on NBC San Deigo.
The city is pushing the bill in an attempt to shut down puppy mills and kitten factories where profit is given priority over the well-being of the animals. . . The San Diego Department of Animal Services said these substandard facilities lack animal husbandry practices, and animals born there are more likely to have genetic disorders and diseases and lack adequate socialization skills.
But that’s exactly where consumers will have to go to buy a dog or a cat now that pet stores can no longer sell them.
[Link: NBC San Deigo]
The annual “Come Play With Us” Gala held Saturday evening September 28, 2013 ended up raising a record $220,000 for the Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs, up 30 percent from last year.
“I am so proud of the fun, memorable evening we created,” said Chair Barbi Nelson. Co-Chair Viola Wheelihan added “Thanks to the talented members of the event committee, we were able to raise significant funds that will benefit our community’s children!”
For the official word from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Continue reading ‘Boys & Girls Clubs Gala Raises $220,000′
The Carlsbad Education Foundation is hosting its 13th Annual Carlsbad Golf Classic on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the City of Carlsbad’s lovely, stylish, financial sink hole The Crossings At Carlsbad.
Sure it’s golf, but Carlsbad’s kids are important and the work the Carlsbad Education Foundation does for city schools is epic.
Click here for all the information. And lend a hand. . . even if it is golf.
Registration has been extended for the City of Carlsbad’s 2013-14 Fall Youth Basketball Season. The league is for boys and girls grades 1 through 8 and is held at the Calavera Hills Community Center Gymnasium and the Stagecoach Community Center Gymnasium. Practice begins the first week of November, games start the first Saturday in December. The fee is $110 for Carlsbad residents and $120 for non-residents. For the official word from the Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Sign-ups Still Open For Fall Youth Basketball’
After making what seems like dozens of trips to get geared up for the new Carlsbad Wave soccer season it should be a relief to Carlsbad parents and players that Soccerloco.com is announcing the grand opening of a Carlsbad retail store at 5617 Paseo Del Norte just across from the Premium Outlets.
“We’re excited to be bringing the soccerloco experience to Carlsbad and look forward to serving the North San Diego soccer community,” Soccerloco President John Lococo said. “Our new location will blend next level retail with an innovative in-store experience and premium products to create the ultimate soccer specialty store for all players and fans of the game.”
Soccerloco officially opens on October 1, 2013. For the complete word from Soccerloco, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Soccerloco.com Opening Carlsbad Retail Store’
For 2013 the Carlsbad Music Festival is stacked with talent and beautiful music of all styles, shapes and sounds.
The Festival was founded in 2003 by composer, violinist and Carlsbad-native, Matt McBane and has been praised by local and national media including the Los Angeles Times, which called the Festival “magnificently enlightening.” In 2010, the Festival won the national ASCAP Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming and in 2012 and 2013, the Festival was awarded prestigious Artworks Grants from the National Endowment of the Arts.
For a list of all the people who will be performing, follow the jump, or click here for the Carlsbad Music Festival website. Continue reading ’2013 Carlsbad Music Festival September 20-22′
On Saturday, September 28, 2013 the City of Carlsbad is going out to Lake Calavera and groom our mountain bike trails for us as a way of celebrating National Public Lands Day and we’d all like your help.
Volunteers will assist in planting approximately 300 native plants in a one-acre restoration site and help with other trail work. City staff will be on hand to assist with the activities and to provide information on trail maintenance and restoration. Those who attend will also learn about the boardwalk trails being built this winter and can hike any of the six miles of trails within the preserve. . . “Every day is a good day to celebrate the extensive 46 miles of trails available to the Carlsbad community,” says Liz Ketabian, City of Carlsbad park planning manager. “But once a year in September, the city welcomes the opportunity to join with other communities nationwide in a special day of volunteer activities focused on appreciating public lands throughout the country.”
If someone could smooth out the trail on that left hander at the bottom of Flirting With Death Speed Check DH we’re pretty sure we can get nail down a KOM on Strava. For more information on how you can help make our mountain bike rides smoother, faster, better, stronger, please follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Lake Calavera Trails Clean Up Day’
The Señor Grubby’s back lot will be transformed into a huge 20 foot wide big screen TV tonight, Monday, September 9, 2013 at the San Diego Super Chargers kick off their season with a Monday Night Football game against the Texans. The event is raising money for the Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs and will feature comedian Rich the Stitch as MC. Doors open at 6 PM. Señor Grubby’s is located at 377 Carlsbad Village Dr. in Carlsbad across from the Village Faire.
Carlsbad artist, designer, author and musician, Jaimie Muehlhausen is launching his showing of Modern Day Folk Art titled Attack of the Fez Men Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 7 to 11 PM at the Craftlab Gallery in Oceanside.
Jaimie will also be playing a short acoustic music set during the night. Plus, there will be a display of the artist’s personal vintage Fez collection. Show runs until October with additional appearances by the artist. There will also be a display of new art from local artist Chris Kepler.
. . . and drinks provided by Stone Brewery. Craftlab Gallery is located at 821-A S. Tremont Street, in Oceanside. Continue reading ‘Carlsbad Artist’s Attack of The Fez Men’
On Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 9 AM to Noon the City of Carlsbad, in cooperation with I Love A Clean San Diego and International Coastal Cleanup Day will be participating in the 29th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day and they need your help.
Cleanup volunteers not only pick up trash, they also collect data on types of trash and debris found. This data is used to educate the public, businesses, industries and government on pollution prevention. . . Volunteers are encouraged to sign up at www.cleanupday.org. Click on the map to select the city-sponsored cleanup site at Tamarack Beach or any of the other registered sites. A volunteer waiver form is available on the website or at the event. All volunteers are required to sign the waiver, and participants under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Contribute To Carlsbad’s Coastal Cleanup Day’